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Extreme Science Nerd: educator, writer and general foodie.

Who I am, and what I like to write about

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A lego woman wearing glasses peeks through a pair of glasses.
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It’s all in the chemistry, baby

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To over-generalise is to get into dangerous territory

An image of a yellow coloured virus on a bright blue background.
An image of a yellow coloured virus on a bright blue background.
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The ‘law of declining virulence’


Some animals do strange things, others don’t seem to care at all

Black sky with a total eclipse.
Black sky with a total eclipse.
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An exploration into the chemistry of wine, from a self-confessed ‘vino-ignoramus’

Close up image of bright red wine splashing against a blue background.
Close up image of bright red wine splashing against a blue background.
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A straightforward guide to COVID terminology

A close-up depiction of SARS-CoV-2. The spike proteins are shown in blue and green
A close-up depiction of SARS-CoV-2. The spike proteins are shown in blue and green
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It’s not only about which fuel we use, but where it is from

Glass conical flasks filled with brightly coloured spheres.
Glass conical flasks filled with brightly coloured spheres.
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Can we get past the ‘yuk’ factor and eat our way to a more sustainable future?

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Why understanding the numbers can help us plan for the future

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Science says these foods can be a healthy option too

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Rosie Alderson, PhD

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